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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 11 — Nov. 24, 1997
  • pp: 355–362

Multiframe blind deconvolution with real data: imagery of the Hubble Space Telescope

Timothy J. Schulz, Bruce E. Stribling, and Jason J. Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 11, pp. 355-362 (1997)

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Multiframe blind deconvolution - the process of restoring resolution to blurred imagery when the precise form of the blurs is unknown - is discussed as an estimation-theoretic method for improving the resolving power of ground-based telescopes used for space surveillance. The imaging problem is posed in an estimation-theoretic framework whereby the object’s incoherent scattering function is estimated through the simultaneous identification and correction of the distorting effects of atmospheric turbulence. An iterative method derived via the expectation-maximization (EM) procedure is reviewed, and results obtained from telescope imagery of the Hubble Space Telescope are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Signal collection and recovery

Original Manuscript: September 17, 1997
Published: November 24, 1997

Timothy Schulz, Bruce Stribling, and Jason Miller, "Multiframe blind deconvolution with real data: imagery of the Hubble Space Telescope," Opt. Express 1, 355-362 (1997)

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